Monday means ten free music downloads. Go ahead, get downloading, and share your thoughts below.
1. Mark Ronson – ‘We Used To Wait’ (Arcade Fire cover)
A few weeks ago, we shared a cover of this song with you from from the Drums. Now, we’re happy to reveal that Mark Ronson and the Business Intl. gave it a go on Jo Whiley’s BBC Radio 1 show. Which one do you like better?
2. Pixies – ‘Doolittle 20th Anniversary Live Sampler’
In addition to their recent ‘Doolittle’ tour, the Pixies have just released a four-track EP of songs from the 1989 ‘Doolittle’ album, recorded live in Paris on October 16th. Live versions of ‘Dancing the Manta Ray’, ‘Monkey Gone To Heaven’, ‘Crackity Jones’ and ‘Gouge Away’ can all be yours for free, in exchange for an email address over at the band’s official website.
3/4. Weezer – ‘Blowin’ My Stack’ & ‘Getting Up and Leaving’
Enjoy two Weezer songs, free of charge. The band will soon be releasing a rarities collection titled ‘Death To False Metal’ (which includes ‘Blowin’ My Stack’), as well as a reissue of their 1996 album, ‘Pinkerton’ (including ‘Getting Up and Leaving’). Thanks go out to Mr. Cuomo for posting these on his band’s forum!
5. Cold War Kids – ‘Royal Blue’
Here’s a track off of the forthcoming Cold War Kids album titled ‘Mine Is Yours’. It will be available on January 24 (via Downtown Records) and was produced by Jacquire King (Kings Of Leon, Tom Waits and Modest Mouse).
6. Wax Fang – ‘The Astronaut (Part One)’ – Teaser
Wax Fang will be releasing an EP titled ‘The Astronaut’, and this freebie teaser will be the first half of it (only much longer, at around 17 minutes). This will be the band’s first recorded release since 2007, and it will apparently guide listeners alongside an astronaut lost in space. Sounds convincing enough to us! The full single is available to purchase digitally now.
7. Gruff Rhys – ‘Shark Ridden Waters’
The Super Furry Animals frontman recently released an album with Tony Da Gatorra (‘The Terror of Cosmic Loneliness’), but he’s still releasing more new material. Grab ‘Shark Ridden Waters’ from the singer’s website. This track is taken from his recently completed third solo album.
8. CocknBullKid – ‘One Eye Closed’ (Jakwob Remix)
CocknBullKid and Jakwob are one mighty musical force when they’re put together, and this remix proves it. We’d love to see some collaborations from the two in the future. ‘One Eye Closed’ is the first single from CocknBullKid’s debut album (due out in February 2011).
9. Alex Winston – ‘Choice Notes’ (Tomb Crew Remix)
NYC-based songstress Alex Winston was recently featured as an NME Radar band of the week, and now London trio Tomb Crew (two DJs and one MC) have remixed Winston’s single ‘Choice Notes’. The trio have also made some quality remixes form Crookers, Drop the Lime, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, and other big dance acts.
10. Spank Rock – ‘What It Look Like’ (Todd Edwards remix)
Independent record label Ninja Tune has reached its 20th birthday and to celebrate, they’re giving away a whole lot of freebies, including this Spank Rock remix from Todd Edwards.